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Beginnings and Endings

“In the beginning….” People of Christian tradition know the words.  Just say “In the beginning” out loud and others join in around you with “God created the heavens and the earth….” These are the opening lines of the Christian creation … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap!

I love the way the Brits express themselves.  Mind the Gap… the most important thing you should be thinking about when you are getting on or off the Tube (the subway)!  This sign couldn’t be more clear, concise, or evocative.  … Continue reading

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Scrooge 15 Years after the Graveyard

For Immediate Release: Announcing an International Media Event:  Sir Ebenezer Scrooge interviewed by Sir David Frost (the spirit of). London – December 23, 2014 – The Financial Times has arranged for the ghost of Sir David Frost, OBE to conduct … Continue reading

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A Very Busy (and important) Executive

In the hallway, on the way to an important meeting, Jack was intercepted by his assistant Tom who said… “Here’s the marketing department summary you asked for… I have to warn you, that group is a mess!” Jack reads the … Continue reading

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Virtues and Vices and Vice Versa

I was raised Catholic, which was of course spelled with a capital “C”, both then and now, at least in the religious context.  My mother’s family was black Irish, third generation Americans originally from the Emerald Isle.  Roach by name, … Continue reading

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Messages from a Friend

Last week I put my iPhone, my iPad, my Mac Book Air into a white plastic screening bin at the airport.  There we go, I thought, three thousand dollars of stuff!  Then, an even more sobering idea smacked me on … Continue reading

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The Path

The Fork (In the Road) A Choice 10,000 Hours – Really? That first day on the job, Marilyn sat at her desk, a cubicle in the northern half of the 11th floor of a 22 story office building.  Sunlight poured … Continue reading

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Look Up, Look Down, Look all Around

Janet shook her head. “I don’t know. You’d think he’d understand! You would think he should know that I can do this!  You would think his cronies would have a little more patience; I just can’t wrap my head around … Continue reading

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Keep your Eye on the Ball

I was on a mini speaking tour last week.  I do this three or four times a year – go out and speak to groups of CEOs.  It helps me stay in touch with the world outside of my coaching … Continue reading

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Alex, a before-sucess Story

To me, a good story is a useful story. So, as an antidote to overly crafted success stories, I look for the stories that tell of the before-success, before the hero attains stature, before the story covers over the protagonist … Continue reading

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